Moderators, please relocate if my post is in the wrong forum. My problem--I have two physical HD's on my system. Through a number of unwanted reinstalls of XP Home I now have the following situation --Drive 1 has XP Home installed on the partition --Drive 2 has XP Home installed on the partition. A second partition contains an Acronis secure zone. --I exclusively use XP Home on Drive 1 My question--How do I remove XP Home from Drive 2 safely. Knowledge database searching I've done seems to assume two operating systems on the same physical drive. I'm not interested in rendering Drive 2 inoperable as it contains backups. Any pointers are appreciated.